|from Fancyclopedia 2 ca. 1959|
|Is published one-shot style — altho it may be a special issue of a regular fanzine — to commemorate, celebrate, or sometimes castigate its object. The Tucker Issue of Quandry (#24) was a case in point, as was Rotsler's Hommage A Burbee (with nothing by Burb in it!) A different version of the idea appeared in Harlan Ellison's 1953 "Galaxy Appreciation Issue" of Science Fantasy Bulletin, which featured a long and scalding harangue by Rich Elsberry, protesting various objectionable practices indulged in by Galaxy editor Horace Gold a year or two previously.
from Fancyclopedia 2 Supplement ca. 1960: _ This should have been tied in with a mundane notion: it's the nearest approximation to the German word Festschrift, used in mundane (mostly scientific) circles to refer to a one-shot collection of articles dedicated to, though not necessarily about, some figure being specifically honored. With us, of course, the articles almost always have some connection — however oblique — the the vic…uh, honoree.
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